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Mike Trout | Outfielder

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/7/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Mike Trout raised his spring average to .556, going 2-for-2 with two runs scored versus the White Sox on Sunday.
Trout is 10-for-18 as we approach the midpoint of spring training. Of those 10 hits, four are for extra bases and he's scored eight runs as well. Mar 15 - 7:42 PM

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Mike Trout walked, tripled, and scored in three at-bats Saturday versus the White Sox.

Trout tripled and scored in the first inning, helping tie the game up at once apiece at the time. The defending AL MVP is batting .500 in 16 Cactus League at-bats thus far. The only question with Trout pertains to exactly how excellent he'll be in 2015.
Mar 14 - 8:11 PM

Mike Trout had a big day against the Cubs on Thursday, finishing 3-for-3 with two doubles, a stolen base, two RBI, and two runs scored.

Trout, strangely enough, was only the third-biggest story on the afternoon behind Kris Bryant and Will Ferrell. He is now hitting .500 in 14 spring at-bats and appears poised to defend his AL MVP Award heading into 2015. Trout was a fantasy monster as well, hitting 36 home runs, driving in 111 runs, scoring 115 runs, and stealing 16 bases.
Mar 12 - 8:32 PM

Mike Trout blasted his first Cactus League home run of the year, but the Angels suffered a 6-4 loss to the Royals on Sunday.

Trout hit a solo home run off of Abraham Almonte in the fifth inning, extending the Angels' lead at the time to 4-2. He had also singled and scored in the first inning. The defending AL MVP should be going first in all fantasy drafts. Trout led the league in runs scored and RBI last season, and also swatted 36 home runs and stole 16 bases.
Mar 8 - 7:54 PM

Mike Trout beat out a single and knocked in a run in one of his three at-bats Thursday versus the Brewers.

Trout beat out a single to shortstop, plating a run in the process. Trout finally won an MVP award last season and has to be considered the favorite to take home the hardware following this season. He led the league in runs scored with 115 and in RBI with 111 while hitting 36 home runs and stealing 16 bases.
Mar 5 - 7:17 PM

Mike Trout said Thursday that he plans to be more aggressive early in the count this spring.

Trout led the American League with 184 strikeouts last season, so he believes that being more aggressive will lead to fewer strikeouts. "Gonna be locked and loaded on the first pitch," said Trout. Who knows if he'll stick with the approach, but it's worth following. He should be the no-doubt No. 1 overall pick in fantasy leagues regardless.
Mar 5 - 5:04 PM

Mike Trout said Wednesday that two of his biggest goals for this season are to cut down on his strikeouts and increase his stolen bases.

Both goals would be a good thing for fantasy owners. Trout led the AL with 184 strikeouts last season, which he believes was a result of him chasing the high pitch. He plans to show more restraint in 2015, so getting his average closer to .300 again isn't out of the realm of possibility. Trout stole just 16 bases last season after amassing 33 in 2013 and 49 in 2012. We'd like to see some more speed from him, but it would really just be a bonus. He should be the consensus No. 1 pick in most fantasy leagues this year.
Feb 25 - 11:22 AM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Thursday that he is leaning toward batting Mike Trout second this season.

Scioscia indicated in December that he was toying with the idea of batting Trout third, but he said Thursday that the No. 2 spot "is where he fits us best right now," even with Josh Hamilton likely to start the year on the DL. Of course, Trout batted almost exclusively out of the No. 2 spot last year, so Scioscia appears content with the status quo. The 23-year-old should be the first player off the board in most fantasy drafts again this spring.
Feb 19 - 5:02 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Wednesday that he is looking at the possibility of Mike Trout batting third next season.

Trout batted almost exclusively out of the No. 2 spot this past season, but this could be an indication that he has lost faith in Josh Hamilton as a run producer. However, Scioscia cautioned that it's just an idea and that Trout is likely to remain in the No. 2 spot.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 03:35:00 PM

The Baseball Writers Association of America announced Thursday that Mike Trout has won the 2014 American League MVP award.

He won the award unanimously, easily beating out runner-up Victor Martinez and third-place finisher Michael Brantley. Trout finished second behind Miguel Cabrera in the 2012 and 2013 MVP voting but finally got the award this year after batting .287/.377/.561 while belting a career-high 36 homers while driving in 111 runs.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 06:23:00 PM

The Baseball Writers Association of America announced Tuesday that Michael Brantley, Victor Martinez and Mike Trout are finalists for the American League MVP award.

Brantley had a breakout season and Martinez saw his power spike in his walk year, but Trout is going to win this one after finishing runner-up the last two seasons. The 23-year-old launched a career-high 36 homers while driving in 111 runs and hitting .287/.377/.561. The winner will be announced next Thursday.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 06:42:00 PM

Mike Trout has been awarded the Hank Aaron award, acknowledging the American League's best hitter for 2014.

Trout led the American League with 115 runs scored and 111 RBI. He slashed .287/.377/.561, finishing in a tie for third in home runs with Jose Abreu at 36. Many worried about Trout's increased strikeout rate but the results remain elite. Fantasy players will be hard-pressed to do better than Trout with the #1 overall pick in fantasy drafts in 2015.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 07:19:00 PM

Mike Trout went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a losing effort against the Royals in Game 3 of the ALDS on Sunday in Kansas City.

Trout got the Angels offense started with a bang in this one, lining a James Shields offering over the wall in left to give them a 1-0 lead, it would prove to be very short lived though. The favorite to take home American League MVP honors, Trout had just one hit in 11 at-bats in the series (.089).
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 11:21:00 PM

Mike Trout returned to the Angels lineup with a bang on Friday, slugging his 36th home run in a loss to the Mariners.

Trout left Wednesday's game against the Athletics in the fifth inning due to a stomach illness. His solo blast was part of back-to-back shots with Kole Calhoun off Hisashi Iwakuma to get the Angles on the board in the sixth inning. The overwhelming favorite to take home American League MVP honors, Trout is hitting .290/.379/.566 with 36 long balls, 111 RBI and 16 stolen bases on the season.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 08:25:00 AM

Mike Trout left Wednesday's game against the Athletics because of a stomach illness.

Trout was 1-for-2 with a stolen base and a run scored before exiting in the fifth inning. The Angels are off on Thursday, which should provide Trout ample rest leading into the final weekend of the regular season.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 05:41:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Drew Butera
3Carlos Perez
1B1Albert Pujols
2Marc Krauss
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Josh Rutledge
3Taylor Featherston
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1David Freese
2Kyle Kubitza
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Grant Green
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
3Daniel Robertson
DH1Matt Joyce
2C.J. Cron
3Efren Navarro
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Hector Santiago
4Matt Shoemaker
5Garrett Richards
6Tyler Skaggs
7Nick Tropeano
8Adam Wilk
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Mike Morin
4Fernando Salas
5Cory Rasmus
6Cesar Ramos
7Cam Bedrosian
8Vinnie Pestano
9Ryan Mattheus
10Matt Lindstrom
11Drew Rucinski
12Scott Snodgress